It's all fun and games until someone unwraps "Cupcake."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is gearing up for her Amanda Nunes title defense, which takes place at the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 9, 2016 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And with that comes "reasonable promotion."
Something UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor wants no part of for his (eventual) Nate Diaz rematch, which was also penciled in for this summer in "Sin City." While Tate understands his frustration, the trickle down effect left her and some others fighters inconvenienced.
"I understand that he has an obsession with beating Nate right now and he wants to stay focused and stay the course at all costs. I get it. But at the end of the day, it says in your contract when you sign that you have to do reasonable promotion. This is reasonable promotion. I have never had the UFC ask me to do unreasonable promotion. And they're very accommodating. Whether it's a car service to take you to where you need to train while you're travelling. Whatever they can do to make your life easier, bringing breakfast to you, bringing lunch to you, whatever you need they're really accommodating. They try to make this as easy [as possible]. We're three months out from the fight you know. It's not unreasonable to ask to come in here for a day and give some promotion. This does huge things for the fight. They filmed the commercial the other day. and we actually ended up having to pick up the pieces of Conor not being there. We had to film more. I had to actually come back and push my training schedule to the side and scoot my stuff around to be able to accommodate the fact that Conor wasn't there and fill up those voids."
McGregor will not be fighting at UFC 200 but some recent scuttlebutt has "Notorious" back inside the Octagon by UFC 201. I guess it might be easier to absolve the featherweight champ -- who has yet to make a single title defense -- of his promotional duties for an event of lesser magnitude.
I guess all we can do at this point is wait and see.